The Hungarian women’s ice hockey team reached the quarter-finals of the World Championships in Denmark, after the German team defeated the host team 3-2 with a goal scored one second before the end of the match at the end of the group stage.
The Danes still led 2-1 after two-thirds, and the Germans, who fought to avoid relegation, tied 4:11 minutes from the end. They dropped their goalkeeper in the heat and scored the goal one second before the final whistle. The referees first photographed whether the puck crossed the goal line in time, and then whether the Danish goalkeeper was prevented from defending.
With their success at the usual time, the Germans remained in the first division and sent the Hungarians to the quarter-finals, while the Danes were eliminated.
Pat Cortina – who beat the Germans 4-2 last Thursday, then lost 7-1 to the Czechs on Friday, 1-0 to visitors Denmark on Sunday, and lost to the Swedes in a penalty shootout on Monday – on Thursday. You will play against the United States or Canada.
Whichever hurdle will be next, they stand no chance against them based on the paper model. Canada is the defending champion, 11-time world champion and five-time Olympic champion, while the Americans have triumphed in nine World Cups and two Olympiads. After the quarter-finals, 5-8. The center and semi-final matches will be held on Saturday, and the tiebreak until sixth place will be held on Sunday.
For the Hungarians, who secured their place on Monday, making it to the eight is a major feat, and the goal was to return to the elite again next year. Canada will host the 2023 World Cup, and the tournament is expected to take place in Ottawa at the beginning of April.
Results, group stage, 6th (last) match day:
Group Two (Friedrichshavn):
Czech-Sweden 3-0 (0-0, 1-0, 2-0)
Germany-Denmark 3-2 (1-1, 0-1, 2-0)
The final result: 1. Czech Republic 12 points, 2. Sweden 7, 3. Hungary 4, 4. Germany 4, 5. Denmark 3
In the case of the same score, the score was determined head-on.
The last place of the five is relegated to Division 1/A, while the top three continue into the quarter-finals.
Finland-Switzerland 4-0 (2-0, 2-0, 0-0)
US-Canada 5-2 (0-2, 2-0, 3-0)
The final result: 1. US 12, 2. Canada 9, 3. Finland 6, 4. Switzerland 3, 5. Japan 0
All the national teams from this group reached the quarter-finals.
Thursday’s quarter-final matches:
United States and Hungary
Canada and Sweden
Finland and the Czech Republic
Switzerland and Japan
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